George R. Lippert Memorial Award

Recognizing Leadership Among SIA Volunteers

About the George R. Lippert Memorial Award

The George R. Lippert Memorial Award, founded in 1989, is named in honor of George R. Lippert, who dedicated more than 20 years of his life to the security industry and SIA. When evaluating candidates nominated for the award, the SIA Lippert Award Committee considers their long-term service to SIA and the security industry, the impact of their efforts on behalf of SIA and the industry, and their integrity, leadership and diplomacy as demonstrated in industry dealings. The Lippert Award is presented at SIA Honors Night.

2023 George R. Lippert Memorial Award: Dan Moceri, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Convergint2023 George R. Lippert Memorial Award Recipient: Dan Moceri

SIA has named Dan Moceri as the 2023 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award. Dan Moceri – a longtime SIA member and former SIA Board of Directors and Executive Committee member – is the co-founder and executive chairman of Convergint, a global systems integrator with a workforce of nearly 10,000 colleagues spread across more than 200 offices worldwide. He is also a partner in Moceri + Roszak, a Chicago-based real estate developer. Moceri graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and earned his master’s degree in management from Northwestern University.

Prior to starting Convergint, Moceri was the president of Siemens Building Technologies Security Division for North America. Moceri was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology in the Midwest Region recognition for his role in co-founding Convergint. He sits on numerous board and advisory seats, including Convergint, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the nonprofit Aspire of Chicago and Foundation United, and is a member of the MSOE Board of Regents, for which he served as board chairman from 2018-2021 and serves on the Executive Committee and Governance Committee. Beyond his professional pursuits, Moceri and his family have established the Moceri Family Foundation, dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations that champion causes related to women and children, enhancing health care, eliminating human trafficking and alleviating hunger.

Moceri has been an active and involved member of the SIA Board of Directors, and while he is no longer on the board, he supports and encourages others at his company to participate in a variety of SIA activities and initiatives, including the Security Industry Compensation Study, the SIA Women in Security Forum, the Securing New Ground conference and SIA’s training programs. He has also been highly engaged in industry workforce development efforts.

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Previous Lippert Award Winners

  • 2022: Scott Schafer
  • 2021: Lynn de Séve
  • 2020: Denis Hébert
  • 2019: Steve Van Till
  • 2018: Pat Comunale
  • 2017: John Stroia
  • 2016: Fredrik Nilsson
  • 2015: Frank De Fina
  • 2014: Gordon Hope
  • 2013: Ray Dean
  • 2012: Bill Bozeman
  • 2011: Steve Roth
  • 2010: Leo Guthart
  • 2009: Alan Forman
  • 2008: Dean Russo
  • 2007: George Fletcher
  • 2006: Allen Fritts
  • 2005: David Avritt
  • 2004: Marc Mineau
  • 2003: Ken Boyda
  • 2002: Joe Hurst
  • 2001: Bill Moody
  • 2000: Bob Cook
  • 1999: Les Gold
  • 1998: Charles Darsch
  • 1997: Craig Leiser
  • 1996: Susan Whitehurst
  • 1995: Ted Nesse
  • 1994: Albert Janigian
  • 1993: Ron Spiller
  • 1992: Lou Fiore
  • 1991: Sandra Jones
  • 1990: Kit Vail
  • 1989: George Lippert (posthumously)